"Wild Bill" Tannen was an outlaw that kidnapped Martha O'Brien in 1850. When Verne Brown unsuccessfully tried to rescue her, Tannen kidnapped him as well. They managed to get away from him by blinding him with the flash on Verne's camera, only to be chased by a bear.
Free from Tannen, and grateful for the heroism shown in her rescue, Martha O'Brien married Daniel Clayton on March 3, 1850.
- Nobody calls "Wild Bill" "old".